Fifth Grade Room 502
*Christmas Party: We will be having a class Christmas celebration the week before Christmas break, in the afternoon on Wednesday, Dec. 20th. There will be stations for the students to rotate through and I am in need of one more parent volunteer to help with the stations. If you are able and willing to help with our celebration, please let me know as soon as possible. If you would like to send a treat in that for the party, that would be wonderful! Thanks!
*Band/Orchestra Concert: The Christmas band/orchestra concert is on Thursday, Dec. 14th. Come enjoy some wonderful music played by our friends!
*Christmas Concert: Mark your calendar! The school Christmas concert is on Thursday, Dec. 21st. There are performances at 12:30 and 6:00. Students are to wear their Sunday/Christmas best to school that day. In the evening we are meeting in our classrooms starting at 5:30, ready to go by 5:45. It should be a wonderful concert experience, all are invited to come watch!
Religion: This week we do ch 9,The Forming of God’s People. We are also preparing for Advent and Christmas. In this religion series, students are asked to memorize answers to questions throughout the year. Please encourage your child to bring home their religion book to periodically review questions we have gone over in class.
Reading: We are doing a book study on Maniac Magee. We will be reading and discussing the book, along with doing a final project on it. We will continue with the Journeys workbook page for spelling and grammar. We take the reading comprehension quizzes on Tuesdays and vocab quizzes on Wednesdays. Our Journeys workbook pages are due on Wednesdays.
Spelling: We are starting the spelling words from Lesson 17, working on adding -ed and -ing endings. I always begin the new spelling unit on a Friday by assigning the practice pages in the workbook and they are due on the following Wednesday. That way if students have time and want to they can work on them over the weekend or they can complete them on Monday and Tuesday. Spelling pretests will be on Mondays and final tests on Thursdays.
Writing/Grammar: We are learning about adverbs. Workbook pages we begin on Thursdays and are due on Wednesdays. We take our grammar quiz on Wednesdays.
Math: We are working in Ch 5, Adding and Subtracting Fractions. We are using what we learned about Greatest Common Factor, Least Common Multiple, mixed numbers, and putting fractions into lowest terms as we add and subtract fractions. Watch your child’s assignment notebook for daily assignment pages. Using their IXL account is a great way to get extra practice on their math!
History: We are reading in Ch. 5 about England coming to America.
Science: We are learning about Ecosystems.
Please check your child’s assignment notebook for the daily work they are expected to complete and when it is due.
Lunch Recess 11:05-11:25 Lunch 11:30-11:55
Monday: Computer Lab 8:30-9:00, Spanish 1:15-2:00
Tuesday: Phy Ed 9:00-9:30, Spanish 10:15-11:00
Wednesday: Art 9:00-10:00, Computer Lab 10:00-10:30, Adoration 12:00-12:15
Thursday: Music 9:30-10:00, Phy Ed 10:00-10:30, Band/Orchestra concert 1:00
Friday: Music 8:00-8:30, Library 8:30-9:00, Bonus Recess 1:00-1:30, K1 Buddies 1:30-2:00
Mrs. Kate Gambino
Room 502 ~ St. Ignatius Loyola